Studies + Life

The Bern University of Applied Sciences offers students a wide range of opportunities at its locations in Bern, Biel and Burgdorf to make life attractive and enjoyable during their studies.


With its capital Bern and the townships of Biel and Burgdorf, the Canton of Bern offers a good variety of student accommodation. We recommend that students find a suitable apartment or flat-sharing community early on.

Equal opportunities

The compatibility of job, family and studies is important for us. Find out more about support offers and daycare places. For people with a disability or chronic illness, we try to make everyday life as barrier-free as possible. What can you do in the event of sexual harassment at work or while studying? Trusted confidants are available to advise you.
Here you can find out all about equal opportunities and related contact details.

Career Services

The Career Services of the Bern University of Applied Sciences are a service for our students and recent graduates. We offer support in your preparations for your career entry and personal career development.

Counselling centres

Coaching, counselling and workshops – the counselling centre of the Bernese universities offers students free assistance and counselling on the topics of learning and working techniques, exam preparation, and coping with crisis situations. At the BFH, students can also make use of the statistical advisory service – mathematics and economics professors provide support in case of problems and questions.

University sports

The Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH offers its students and staff a range of attractive sports activities and events. Find out more about the wide range of sports on offer at the Biel, Magglingen, Bern, Burgdorf and Zollikofen locations. 

Insurance + compulsory service

Students in Switzerland must insure themselves against illness as well as accidents and pay social security contributions (AHV, IV, EO). You can find more information on insurance, contribution obligations and exemption from the obligation to pay contributions as well as compulsory service here.

Mobility + culture

The Canton of Bern offers an excellent public transport network with trains, buses and trams. In addition, various providers offer car-sharing and carpooling opportunities for students at favourable conditions. You can also benefit from the cultural offerings of the city of Bern and the region. Find out more about the varied programme.